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    Re: Tag readers, what are they reading?

    Guerss it depends what your job is..... Cattle or sheep, number to be read, how close to them do you want to be

    If its reading a few sheep at a time ( less than 30-40) then the i-read is ok ( but...
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    Re: Water pipeline recognition payment

    I have gone off the idea of an "agent", as they do sometimes work to their own benefit.
    What I do now is have an adviser, with all negotiations going through me. It speeds up the process, and keeps...
  3. Thread: Cattle EID

    by effinfarmer
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    Re: Cattle EID

    It is very easy to over write whatever you want to on UHF tags, and they can be re written again in future. It is also possible to partition write - ie lock one part of the written information ( eg...
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    Re: Evicting a telecom operator

    Thanks folks.
    Will be using a land agent to start with.
    If needed I will use NFU legal team - after all thats why i pay for it.
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    Evicting a telecom operator

    Having major problems with one of the main telecom operators ( late payment of rent/ un-authorised sub letting/ not answering letters or emails).
    The lease ended last year, and we elected to...
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    Re: New machinery fabrication

    Neil,
    Wishing you all the best in the venture.

    Grassland equipment is an area where there are opportunities.
    Spiker/aerator, grass harrows, combination spiker and roller.

    Just a few ideas...
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    Re: Turbine land rental

    Try The Energy workshop, based in Huddersfield.
    They have been brilliant in the pre and post planning of 2 x 500kw machines for us.
    They are a young team, but have had considerable success and are...
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    Re: Smartphone Apps

    Has anyone got any other really useful apps?

    I use
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.direction.investor.farmsprayer

    as a rough guide for guidance.
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    Re: Rust removal (chemicals)

    Can you please elaborate on the battery charger method. Thanks
  10. Thread: saler cows

    by effinfarmer
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    Re: saler cows

    Like any cattle, it depends on their environment and how they are treated.
    We have 40 odd Salers cross cows, and they are every bit as quiet as the rest of the herd which are Simm and Shorthorn...
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    Re: Johne's Disease article, Press & Journal

    These were blood tests. I know that the results vary depending on time/stress levels etc, but such fluctuation should be around a median level for the individual animal. But I cannot understand why...
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    Re: Johne's Disease article, Press & Journal

    We have just conducted our second annual test, and are a little concerned at the results. We have no historical record of Johnes in our closed herd.
    Last year we had 9 cows which gave counts of...
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    Re: Farming brain drain

    This isa really great topic, and the variety of comment really does show that there is no norm, or no correct answer.

    I think we are seeing a change in attitudes to succession - and there is now...
  14. Thread: Joe Watson

    by effinfarmer
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    Re: Joe Watson

    +4. He took an interest in all things rural, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
    Thoughts to his family at this time.
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    Re: Farming brain drain

    Fully agree with this.
    Too often the expectation or ambition of the parents steers the best placed away from the farm.
    I think things are now changing - farming is now more a science, and new...
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    Re: Borehole investigation

    +1 to Highwater
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